Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
made the masters work on religion and i looked at traditional societies. what lessons did you learn about the role of spirituality in the societies we might be missing? >> religion has different functions in traditional societies. from the function that it functions that it has in modern society. traditional societies use religion a lot more explanation, now science provided the explanations of why there's tides and why the sun seems to go across the sky. so there's a function of religion that has become lost with time. religion still has its function of offering comfort, of helping deal with anxiety. religion used to have a function of teaching us to obey the king or obey the president. the reasons that we obey the president today are not because of religion but because of the rule of law. >> interesting. professor jared diamond, thank you so much for all of that. >> you are welcome. >>> and up next, coughing, sneezing and wheezing. the flu outbreak infecting the nation. >> excuse me. >> how facebook -- well timed there, s.e. facebook helping some fight back. we'll explain it next.
Jan 12, 2013 1:00am PST
of depravity on the internet. yet public schools are mandated to virtually ignore religion. let's recap, enormous amount of entitlement spending drive the nation into bankruptcy. judeo religion philosophy deemphasized in schools. abortion and drugs more widely available. should would he be celebrating this move to the left? you make the call. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. perhaps the most liberal state in the union is hawaii. more than a million americans live there. hawaii has the fourth highest homeless rate in the u.s.a. it ranks number one in food stamps. >> its debt approaching $10 billion. money it will never be able to pay back. 39% of hawaiians describe themselves as nonreligious. prostitution and drug use widely accepted in the islands. the individual state income tax rate, the highest in the country at 11%. if you are an underaged girl in hawaii, you can get an abortion without telling your parents. and if you rape a child in the aloha state the mandatory prison sentence is an unbelievable two years. hawaii will not pass jessica's law to correct that appa
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
to join weekly yoga and meditation classes. fortunately, the military seems intent on driving religion out and replacing it with wacky substitutes. atheists warship centers and now meditation classes. but none of them are as effective or as scruff as personal relationship with god. unfortunately though, it is mind over what matters and that's faith. >> yoga helps you stay limber. >> they're not forcing marines to participate in yoga classes. >> stephanie: one sergeant said i felt more relaxed i noticed i wasn't tense all the time. >> it is helping to shut your brain down for a little bit so you can relax. >> focus and be in the moment which you need to be in combat. >> stephanie: kundalini yoga sounds dirty. >> what is that? >> stephanie: it is a kind of yoga. >> i know nothing about yoga. >> stephanie: downward dog sounds gay. >> i don't know what that is either. >> stephanie: okay. it is a yoga pose. >> like i said, i know nothing about yoga. i'm not terribly bendy. >> stephanie: okay. rush limbaugh. >> there is a movement on to normalize pedophilia. i guarantee you your reaction to that
Jan 10, 2013 7:00am EST
" that pokes fun at religion and just about everything else, too. >> did you expect it to catapult your career the way it did? >> no. i thought it would ruin my career. >> reporter: it certainly didn't. his career is flourishing. he's done movies, tv and once worked on ""the daily show." >> josh gadd. thank you very much. >> reporter: he grew up in florida and learned at an early age to use humor as protective armor. i was the product of a divorced household. it was kind of a painful period when i was about 6 and the one weapon that i always had was making my family laugh. >> reporter: laughing is what "1600 penn" is all about. that, and family dynamics, like trying to get a hug from the president when he happens to be your dad. in this case, i thought i could help. >> i know somebody that will hug you. do you want to try it? ♪ >> reporter: a nice hug, right? >> and carl and the cast was thrilled to have a screening of the series at the white house and president obama got to give his two cents. >> i don't know who is more charming him or you. twinkle. be calling you that from now on. >> don'
Jan 10, 2013 7:00am PST
that pokes fun at religion and just about everything else too. >> did you expect it to catapult your career? >> no. i thought it would hurt my career. >> his career is flourishing. he has done movies, tv, and once worked on the daily show. >> josh gadd. thank you very much. >> he grew up in florida where he learned at a very young age to use humor as a protective coat of arm our. >> i was the product of a divorced household. it was kind of a painful period when i was about 6. and the one weapon that i always had was making my family laugh. >> and laughing is what "1600 penn" is all about. that and family dynamics, like trying to get a hug from the president when he happens to be your dad. in this case i thought i could help. i know somebody that will hug you. do you want to try it? nice hug, right? and, carl, the cast was thrilled to have a screening of the series last night at the white house. president obama got to give his two cents. >> twinkle. we'll be calling you that from now on. >> don't get it confused with tinkle, please. >> catch it don't right here on nbc. up next, the oscar nom
Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
religion and its own incompatible view of the other is going to have to put up with the other and find ways to work together and apple and google for example the compete and the newcomers appear. but they are not members of the gang of four. >> i'm not suggesting this. there are many candidates. twitter is one that has been suggested and even netflix as i mentioned and of course microsoft is absent and my calculation or they certainly wish that they were. [laughter] >> we have some very good questions from the floor that relate to some of this, so one question is all the scrutiny over the day the effect that business strategy? >> what happens with all of these companies to collect a lot of data and each of them has different rules. it's largely going to be controlled by the privacy and something called the european data protectorate which is all about what you do with the big data analytics and i think the same solution is going to say that the data is owned by the person, not by the company, or at least cannot be used without that person's permission and that the anonymous the the house to
Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
% of the religion sterd voters in pennsylvania were not going to have the required form of voter i.d. on election day, and would have to vote provisionally. we found out, common law of court issued its ruling on october 2nd which was, what, five weeks before the election. coincidentally it was the first day we scheduled our photo voter i.d. training for election officials. so we went through with the process. a little difficult to train your poll workers for something that may be in effect six months from now. may be in effect a year from now. but the way the law stand right now it will probably be in effect for this coming primary. we don't know that yet. we trained about 4200 election officers out of the relatively, about 5000 that are required to attend training in pennsylvania. and, it was a success because we were able to reinforce the provisions for provisional ballot voting because as we have heard before, just relatively complicated process filling out all the paperwork. the last thing you don't want to happen is for a voter's vote not to count because an election official didn't sign off
Jan 9, 2013 7:00am PST
fishing. >> one of my co-workers is a fish guru and watches this like a religion and told me they're biting like crazy. >> reporter: it didn't take long. within minutes, the squid were hitting the deck, lots of them. katie mason brought along her kids, including 5-year-old catalina. >> well, i warned them, it's wet, it's dirty, it's crazy. so i wanted them to kind of have that experience. >> they're really big. >> it's like pulling up a volkswagen tire. >> reporter: putting up a fight and squirting water and ink at everyone on board. >> once they come up and they get in the light, you can catch as many as you want really quickly. >> reporter: the last time so much jumbo squid showed up here was back in 2009 and the discovery channel just shot this first-ever video of an elusive 600-pound giant squid. why are so many suddenly showing up off the california coast? we asked marine biologist chris plant. >> it is remarkable we're seeing them in the density worry seeing them in. we can only guess that they're chasing food. they could be eating anything from small krill all the way up to